3 strategies to ready your organization for cloud-based innovation

After years of heeding warnings about being disrupted, giant corporations are now behaving like startups. At Allstate, for instance, projects that used to take a year are now turned around in a week. The cloud is driving this agile approach from the inside and the outside. Internally, cloud technologies have made it possible to try […]

Why you shouldn’t choose between agile and DevOps approaches

You may hear your IT department talking about implementing agile or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps […]

At InterConnect 2017, create the perfect session agenda with help from Watson

Last month, I shared my top five reasons to attend InterConnect 2017. If you’re like me, you probably browsed the session topics. Seeing almost 2000 entries, you may have had an “oh man” moment. If you did, there’s a straightforward way of finding the sessions you’re interested in. Instead of paging through a lengthy list […]

Smarter Cities Challenge aims to make lasting urban improvements

Over the past few years, a lot of cities have made a lot of improvements. Memphis, Tennessee improved response times during health emergencies. Pingtung County, Taiwain implemented a smart microgrid for renewable energy. Syracuse, New York mobilized resources to find more homes for more people. Leaders in those particular cities developed the initial ideas, but […]

3 key ways streaming video helps with delivering tough corporate news

Whether it’s a lower-than-expected earnings period or layoffs, every company has to find a way to announce bad news. Historically, the news was delivered with a memo or in an in-person meeting, but these no longer suffice as workforces become increasingly distributed. Fortunately, the introduction of streaming video technology has upended how businesses communicate changes to large numbers of workers for the […]

IBM and VMware extend their partnership to IBM Business Partners

At IBM InterConnect 2016, IBM and VMware announced a strategic partnership to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption. Since then, the two companies have jointly provided additional services and solutions for clients to optimize, integrate and extend their VMware environments to the cloud with ease and speed. This initiative has grown to include more than 1,000 […]

Bluemix powers productivity for IBM Business Partners

What do data discovery, call center productivity and genomic data analytics have in common? Though they’re functions of wildly different industries and businesses, they’re all areas in which IBM Business Partners have put Bluemix to use, driving digital transformation. IBM launched Bluemix for its business partners channel in September 2015, and by the last quarter […]

The “open” part of open source doesn’t mean “free”

It’s a common misconception that opening the source code for a product is a fast, easy path to success. After all, how much easier can it get than to have other developers fix your bugs, add new features and answer support questions? That panacea is what draws so many misguided tech companies to releasing open […]

Taking the Canadian insurance industry digital

The world is growing more digital by the hour. Studies show that the demographics of people who use the Internet are shifting dramatically. Traditionally, consumers bought home and auto insurance from brokers who worked behind desks and manned phones in brick-and-mortar offices. Twenty years ago, four of five people who bought life insurance used a […]

How to turn APM metrics into better apps

Digital applications are the lifeblood of business today. They are the primary means of interaction with customers. It’s imperative applications are always available, provide optimal performance and deliver exceptional customer experiences. If not, you can probably expect your customers to say goodbye. Applications run on top of a complex web of software components. Some provide […]

The next generation of IT issue resolution

For years, search engines have been the first place to go to look for information, from who batted cleanup for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (Willie Stargell) to how to optimize WebSphere Application Servers. While search engines have always been a great source of general information, they were not personalized for you and your situation. Until […]

See the latest in multi-cloud management at InterConnect

I can’t wait for IBM InterConnect 2017, where we will preview the new hybrid cloud management platform we are building for our clients. Why? Read on. More companies are investing in hybrid cloud strategies. Many businesses have a multi-cloud strategy. And that strategy must include a cloud management platform that agnostically manages any cloud so […]